Tips For Powerpoint


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  • Remember that your slides are only there to support, not to replace your talk! You’ll want to tell a story, describe your data or explain circumstances, and only provide keywords through your slides. If you read your slides and if you do it slow and badly, the audience will get bored and stop listening. What you present in your presentation is MUCH more important than having ‘cool stuff’. The point is to inform. Your presentation should be a background element to make you look better!
  • Tips For Powerpoint

    1. 1. Tips for Your PPT Report Presentation Making the grade!
    2. 2. Slide Structure Basics <ul><li>Use the 6X6 Rule(when possible) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>6 words across, 6 points down </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Show one point at a time: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Helps audience focus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prevents audience reading ahead </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Helps you keep your presentation focused </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. K I S S <ul><li>K eep I t S traight and S imple. </li></ul><ul><li>Keywords only. </li></ul><ul><li>No sentences! </li></ul><ul><li>Never read your slides, talk freely. </li></ul><ul><li>Content, not fluff. </li></ul>
    4. 4. Don’t be Silly <ul><li>Animations sparingly and simple. </li></ul><ul><li>Animations only to draw attention. </li></ul>
    5. 5. Font Basics <ul><li>Use at least an 18-point font </li></ul><ul><li>Use different size fonts for main points and secondary points </li></ul><ul><ul><li>this font is 24-point, the main point font is 28-point, and the title font is 44-point </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Use a standard font like Times New Roman or Arial </li></ul><ul><li>Make picture fonts readable </li></ul>
    6. 6. Font Don’ts <ul><li>If you use a small font, your audience won’t be able to read what you have written </li></ul><ul><li>DON’T YELL WITH CAPITALS!!! </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t use a complicated font </li></ul><ul><li>Not over the tops of photos, unless it’s a caption… </li></ul>
    7. 7. Color Don’ts with text <ul><li>Font colors that don’t contrast with the background color are hard to read </li></ul><ul><li>Color for decoration is distracting and annoying . </li></ul><ul><li>Different colors for each point are unnecessary </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Different colors for secondary points aren’t needed </li></ul></ul><ul><li>T r y i n g t o b e c r e a t i v e c a n a l s o b e b a d </li></ul>
    8. 8. Background Basics <ul><li>Keep them attractive but simple </li></ul><ul><li>Light is better. </li></ul><ul><li>Keep the same background. </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid clutter and distractions. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t let them get busy like…. </li></ul>
    9. 9. this really bright and busy background!!!! <ul><li>Keep backgrounds consistent </li></ul><ul><li>Not too busy or flashy </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid photos with silliness </li></ul>
    10. 10. About photos and graphics <ul><li>They should enhance </li></ul><ul><li>Remember attributions </li></ul><ul><li>Just don’t do too many per slide like this… </li></ul>
    11. 11. Where they aren’t related or relevant…
    12. 12. Some final thoughts… <ul><li>Remember: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>KISS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The presentation adds to you </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Content before fluff </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Attributions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Have fun!!! </li></ul></ul>
    13. 13. Attributions: <ul><li>All nature photos of Chile: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www. bugbog .com/gallery/chile_pictures/chile_pictures_1.html </li></ul><ul><li>Chilean Flag - http://www. flickr .com/photos/dsalgado/81745290/ </li></ul><ul><li>Other photos of Chile: </li></ul><ul><li>Inquilinos (sharecroppers), Chile, ca. 1900.. IRC. </li></ul><ul><li>(2005). Retrieved February 26, 2010, from </li></ul><ul><li>Discovery Education: </li></ul><ul><li>Grape pickers in a Chilean vineyard.. IRC. </li></ul><ul><li>(2005). Retrieved February 26, 2010, from </li></ul><ul><li>Discovery Education: </li></ul><ul><li>Young Guanaco resting. Discovery Communications, Inc.. </li></ul><ul><li>(2010). Retrieved February 26, 2010, from </li></ul><ul><li>Discovery Education: </li></ul>
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